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"A piece of their life has ended" – emotional scenes as huge crowds turn out for Maradona’s funeral

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From Sakie in Myanmar, who made a 24-hour journey to save his mother’s life, to Maria Ester in Ecuador, whose business is on the brink of collapse - how our lives have changed in 2020

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Before the pandemic, women did three out of every four hours of unpaid work. Now, they're doing even more

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The winning entries of the International Radio Playwriting Competition have been announced! Congratulations to all the winners and commended writers #radioplay #playwriting @UKTheatreDance

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Replying to @BBC100women: The coronavirus pandemic could wipe out more than two decades of gender equality progress, new global data from @UN_Women

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"It had fumes coming into the cabin from the exhaust, it was cold, it was unstable - it was a mess."

In the 1970s, many turned against the tiny, turquoise three-wheeled cars offered to disabled people in the UK for decades

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Replying to @Rockson2: You can listen to my ⁦@bbcworldservice⁩ interview starting at the 9:25 mark. I spoke about decentralizing testing and the inv…

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Confirmed Covid-19 cases have now passed 60 million worldwide

Here's your daily #coronavirus update in one minute ⏰

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Replying to @BBC100women: Three months on from the Belarus election, @Tsihanouskaya reflects on how her life has completely changed.
She's on the #B

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Replying to @BBCWSSport: 🏏 Stumped podcast 🏏

On this week's #BBCStumped:

🇦🇺 Australia VS India 🇮🇳

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 @josbuttler on captaincy

🚗🍕Bowler turn…

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“It felt like an earthquake”

Peter Keup was a ballroom dancer from East Germany who was imprisoned by the Stasi for trying to escape to the West in the 1980s

Decades later, he discovered a betrayal at the heart of his family

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🏏 Stumped podcast 🏏

On this week's #BBCStumped:

🇦🇺 Australia VS India 🇮🇳

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 @josbuttler on captaincy

🚗🍕Bowler turned delivery driver @paulvanmeekeren

👂 Listen and download here ⬇️

📲

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The family of jailed Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul, who is on hunger strike, says her trial has been moved to a terrorism tribunal.

Her sister gave us her reaction

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You can listen to my ⁦@bbcworldservice⁩ interview starting at the 9:25 mark. I spoke about decentralizing testing and the investments mPharma is making in cold chain infrastructures to allow us to distribute vaccines when they become available.

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A study into #coronarvirus suggests immunity may last for at least several months

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“I get angry. I get sad.” How do you grieve? How do you cope when you feel no one understands?

Our podcast, Goodbye to All This:

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What can a ninja teach us about how to live sustainably in a pandemic?

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Apps used to track phone activity have been installed on more than 45,000 devices this year

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Three months on from the Belarus election, @Tsihanouskaya reflects on how her life has completely changed.
She's on the #BBC100Women list of 2020.

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Every year, parts of Afghanistan are hit with a fierce 120-day wind, devastating buildings and causing power outages.

Here's what's behind this phenomenon...

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The coronavirus pandemic could wipe out more than two decades of gender equality progress, new global data from @UN_Women suggests.

#BBC100Women

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Diego Maradona - a moment of "great national sadness" as Argentinian footballing legend dies

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Singer Merve Erdem from @MantraModerne presents an unmissable playlist of Turkish women's music from the 1970s and 1980s #BBCMusicLife

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"Everyone needs to have dignified, equal access to these products."

Scotland has become the first country in the world to make period products free to whoever needs them

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